Dubbo in central NSW will declare a CBD street as Bike Street for motorcycles during the inaugural Dubbo Motorcycle Rally from May 10-12, 2019.
Dubbo Motor Bike Rally Committee spokesman Wayne Amor says the region is the perfect place for a large motorcycle rally and hopes it will turn into Australia’s version of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Such Dakota, the world’s largest.
“We feel that Dubbo and surrounds have a great deal to offer riders along with the local venues that have already come on board to support our event,” Wayne says.
“It is a great excuse to get the bike out for a couple of days and gather with other like-minded people.
“We have the added initiative of covering off on some road and motorcycle safety aspects, especially considering the recent spate of motorcycle accidents and fatalities in NSW.”
Dubbo Bike Street
The rally will be held in Church Street, between Macquarie and Brisbane streets.
It will one known as “Bike Street” from 8am to 6pm on the Saturday of the rally with the street closed to all but motorcycles. Access will be via Brisbane St.
“The aim of the rally is to promote safe riding and foster all the great things that riding a bike provides – fun, freedom and camaraderie,” Wayne says.
The committee has invited the Motorcycle Council of NSW and are in negotiations with the RMS Motorcycle Safety Unit and the NSW Police Force.
Wayne says they also have many motorcycle related industries and outlet stalls plus major motorcycle companies interested in attending.
The city has many pubs, clubs and restaurants for riders to experience and more than 4500 hotel beds.
“We aspire to be the largest bike rally in Australia,” Wayne says.
“From Harleys to Hondas, Buells to Beemers and Piaggios to Posties, all bikes and riders are welcome.
“We haven’t set a minimum, but we have pressed 1000 pins and patches for the inaugural event.
“Dubbo Regional Council is also very much behind the event and hope, like us, that it is hugely successful.”